Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

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Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Fri May 04, 2007 3:44 am

I wanted more up-to-date auto reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now reports absolute repair rates that make the differences between cars much clearer. Results are updated four times a year, so it's possible to track cars closely as they age.

Thanks to the help of NICOClub and its members, for which I am very grateful, many Nissan and Infiniti models are already included in the results. I'd like to get the FX in there as well, but more participants are needed.

Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, panel members receive full access to all results, not just those for the FX, for free.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:18 am

2003-2005 are now all in the survey, but uncomfortably close to the minimum sample size. And the 2006 is just a few owners short of the minimum.

Very much need more participants for all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:45 am

We have an initial result for the 2004 FX based on owner experiences through December 31, 2009. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this result possible.

With a repair frequency of 54 repairs per 100 cars per year, the 2004 FX is better than average.

We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:43 am

Just enhanced the related repair history survey so that it can (optionally) be used as a personal car maintenance record.

For the FX, even a few more participants for each year would be very helpful.

Updated Car Reliability Survey results in May, with a preview for participants in mid-April.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Mon May 17, 2010 9:46 am

Updated stats for the 2003 and 2004 later this week. The 2005 didn't quite make it.

I'd like to fully cover all model years--just a matter of getting enough owners involved.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby Thorshammer » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:08 pm

Electrical problems are the number one repair job with the FX.
Body integrity is another problem issue with earlier models.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:36 am

We have updated results for the FX to include owner experiences through March 31, 2010. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2004: 44, better than average

2003: 95, about average

Very small sample sizes in both cases, so these results might not be accurate.

We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:22 am

We have updated results for the FX to include owner experiences through June 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the more recent months until the summer or even fall of next year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2005: 70

2004: 86

2003: 100

All are about average. Very small sample sizes in all three cases.

We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:12 am

We have updated results for the FX to include owner experiences through September 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of next year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2005: 57, better than average

2004: 59, better than average

2003: 87, about average

Very small sample sizes in all three cases.

We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:56 am

We have some new pages that display all reported repairs by problem area:

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From this page it's possible to select a different model year or specify a problem area.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:06 am

We have updated results for the FX to include owner experiences through December 31, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since last April until the summer or even fall of this year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2005: 57, better than average

2004: 42, better than average

2003: 109, about average

Very small sample sizes in all three cases.

We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:32 am

We have updated our car reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through March 31, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2006: 61

2005: 63

2004: 118

2003: 93

About average and Very small sample sizes in all four cases, which probably explains the larger figure for the 2004 (which is nearly "worse than average").

We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:01 pm

We have updated results for the FX to include owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2006: 46

2005: 50

2004: 89

2003: 44

Very small sample sizes, which likely explains the large changes since the last update. All but the 2004 are now "better than average."

We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:29 pm

We have updated our reliability stats for the FX (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through December 31, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2006: 51

2005: 36

2004: 72

2003: 116

Very small sample sizes. The 2003 is about average, the others are better than average.

Thank you, once again, to AZhitman, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:49 am

We have updated our reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through June 30, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 58, about average

2006: 86, worse than average, probably not accurate

2005: 39, better than average

2004: 69, about average

2003: 104, worse than average

Small sample sizes for the 2004 and 2005, very small sample sizes for the others, which likely explains much of the variance from year to year. The stat for the 2006 appears especially iffy.

We'll have further updates in November and February. With more owners involved, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:49 am

We have updated our reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 42, about average

2006: 81, worse than average

2005: 38, better than average

2004: 87, about average

2003: 117, worse than average

Small sample sizes for the 2004 and 2005, very small sample sizes for the others, which likely explains much of the variance from year to year.

We'll have further updates in February and May. We'd love to provide more precise stats and cover more model years--just a matter of getting more owners involved!

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby dan87951 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:58 am

My dad's 03 FX has been the most reliable car I have ever seen. He bought it new and has done 186k with it and the AC still blows cold. The only repairs have been tie rod ends and a wheel bearing which in my opinion is considered maintenance as this mileage. As of now all the power options work. Down falls are -- The leather seats have not held up well and are peeling leather and the rear drive side door handle no longer works. Other than that the car has been super reliable needing only regular fluid changes (oil, trans, diff, coolant). My next car will probably be an infiniti M because of his experience.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:55 am

The 2011 M might well be the glitchiest Infiniti to date, so it might not be valid to infer much from your father's experience with the XF. The 2012 might be better, but we only have a small sample size for it.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:05 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2006 FX: 31, low, very small sample size
2005 FX: 33, low, small sample size
2004 FX: 125, high, small sample size
2003 FX: 92, moderate, very small sample size

We'll have further updates in August and in November. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:31 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013. (Another source is about 14 months behind.)

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 FX: 0, low, very small sample size
2006 FX: 42, low, very small sample size
2005 FX: 21, low, small sample size
2004 FX: 119, high, small sample size
2003 FX: 101, moderate, very small sample size

We'll have further updates in November and February.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:04 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 FX: 0, low, very small sample size
2006 FX: 31, low, small sample size
2005 FX: 40, low, small sample size
2004 FX: 131, high, small sample size
2003 FX: 122, high, very small sample size

We'll have further updates in February and in May. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:45 pm

We've updated our reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through December 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 FX: 12, low, very small sample size
2006 FX: 32, low, small sample size
2005 FX: 37, low, very small sample size
2004 FX: 105, high, small sample size
2003 FX: 94, moderate, very small sample size

We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:31 am

Our reliability stats for the FX now include owner experiences through March 31, 2014, making them nearly a year ahead of other sources.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 FX: 12, low, very small sample size
2006 FX: 23, low, very small sample size
2005 FX: 32, low, very small sample size
2004 FX: 107, moderate, small sample size
2003 FX: 73, low, very small sample size

Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. Next update in August.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:44 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014 (making them about 14 months ahead of some others).

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 FX: 12, low, very small sample size
2006 FX: 22, low, very small sample size
2005 FX: 47, low, very small sample size
2004 FX: 76, moderate, small sample size
2003 FX: 87, moderate, very small sample size

Next updates in November and in February. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:48 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 FX: 12, low, very small sample size
2006 FX: 43, low, very small sample size
2004 FX: 74, moderate, small sample size
2003 FX: 77, moderate, very small sample size

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Re: Infiniti FX reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:14 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the FX to include owner experiences through September 30, 2015.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 FX: 13, low, very small sample size
2006 FX: 61, low, very small sample size
2005 FX: 47, low, very small sample size
2004 FX: 53, low, small sample size
2003 FX: 15, low, very small sample size

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